Sussex

Jackie Hoadley death: Van appeal in murder probe

Jackie Hoadley
Image caption Jackie Hoadley was a well-known disability rights campaigner

Detectives investigating the murder of a disability rights campaigner at her home in Eastbourne have said a wheelchair-accessible van is part of their inquiry.

Jackie Hoadley's body was found at her home in Broad Oak Close on Sunday.

The 58-year-old was confirmed dead at the scene.

A 62-year-old man arrested on Sunday remains in custody. Magistrates have granted police a further 24 hours to question him.

Det Ch Insp Andy Wolstenholme, from Sussex Police, said officers were looking at the movements of a "distinctive" silver grey Renault van, which had a nearside opening side door and blacked-out windows on the sides and rear,

He asked anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage from Eastbourne between 23:00 BST on Saturday and 02:00 on Sunday to contact the force.

Officers were particularly interested in the areas around Shinewater and the seafront, he added.

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Image caption Detectives said the van they were looking for was a "distinctive" wheelchair-accessible vehicle
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Image caption Police want to speak to anyone who saw the van in a three-hour window at the weekend

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